Knowledge and Assessment Essay

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1. Understand the principles & requirements of assessment
1.1 explain the functions of assessment in learning and development
Determining level of knowledge & understanding
• Ensuring that learning is taking place
• Checking progress
• Adhering to course criteria

1.2 define the key concepts and principles of assessment
1. Explain the functions of assessment in learning and development.

Assessment is carried out to evaluate that learning has taken place. It measures the learner’s attainment of knowledge and skills in their particular learning area. Assessment encourages learners to ask questions on anything they have not fully understood, as learners know that they will have to prove their knowledge and understanding
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Understand different types of assessment methods
2.1 compare the strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods with reference to the needs of individual learners

3. Understand how to plan assessment

3.1 summarise key factors to consider when planning assessment

3.2 evaluate the benefits of using a holistic approach to assessment

3.3 explain how to plan a holistic approach to assessment

3.4 summarise the types of risks that may be involved in assessment in own area of responsibility

3.5 explain how to minimise risks through the planning process

4. Understand how to involve learners & others in assessment

4.1 explain the importance of involving the learner and others in the assessment process

4.2 summarise types of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process

4.3 explain how peer and self-assessment can be used effectively to promote learner involvement and personal responsibility in the assessment of l earning

4.4 explain how assessment arrangements can be adapted to meet the needs of individual learners

5. Understand how to make assessment decisions

5.1 explain how to judge whether evidence is:
• Sufficient
• Authentic
• Current
5.2 explain how to ensure that assessment decisions are:
• Made against specific criteria
• Valid
• Reliable
• Fair
6. Understand Quality Assurance of the assessment process
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